Late rapper Tupac Shakur has fought off competition from Charlotte Church
to notch up a second successive week at the top of the UK singles chart, with
his smash hit GHETTO GOSPEL.
The hip-hop star's song features vocals by SIR Elton John and was remixed
by Eminem from LOYAL TO THE GAME, an album which was released last year
Ghetto Gospel is Shakur's 13th posthumous hit - his first popular track
in Britain, I AIN'T MAD AT CHA charted at 13 just two months (NOV96) after his
fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in September 1996.
The track was expected to be beaten by Church's single CRAZY CHICK, which
entered the chart at number two, followed by James Blunt's ballad YOU'RE
BEAUTIFUL, which stayed at number three.
Cartoon amphibian, Crazy Frog's remake of HAROLD FALTERMEYER's BEVERLY
HILLS COP movie theme tune caused controversy by becoming the first ringtone to
cross to the mainstream music charts and claim the number one spot.
But the critically-mauled track has finally dropped two places to number
four, followed by SHOT YOU DOWN by Audio Bullys and Nancy Sinatra, which gained
renewed popularity after the BBC used it as the themetune for their current
Meanwhile, Coldplay's third disc X+Y remains at the top of the album
charts for a fourth week, while Blunt's BACK TO BEDLAM stays at number two.